…tho’ not much dreaming going on.
I’m here in LA for the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators [SCWIBI] 40th annual conference, and to meet up with friends for a few days. Cruising on — uh– ‘borrowed’ wifi at the moment, so I’ll make this quick.
This is a shot of my whimsical California toes propped up on a snazzy Beverly Hills fire hydrant. [They are all painted glittery silver here…Surprised?]. The weather’s been gorgeous since I’ve been here, but for all that I’ve still managed to get a bit of writing in. Made a breakthrough on the new novel yesterday so I’m feeling pretty good about it at the moment. However, I still have to get my lesson plans organized before the trip to Korea in a week, so there will be no resting on laurels around here.
Aside from meeting up with old friends, the highlight of the conference so far has been Libba Bray’s keynote today on the importance of “writing wrong”. Funny, ascerbic, subversive and passionate speaker.
Okay — I’m pretty sure I’m supposed to be at the published author’s cocktail party, so I guess I’ll wrest myself away from the keyboard for the moment, anyhow.
[Just in case you thought I was kidding about the keyboard thing — here’s a shot of my ‘office’ last night. Work, work, work….]